"A Voice for Durham Coast Rail Users"

Transpennine Express have introduced a ‘leaf fall season’ revised timetable valid from 24th October until 10th December. Of note is that mid-morning and lunch time trains from Middlesbrough have later departure times on Mondays to Fridays. As a result there are cross-platform connections at Thornaby from Coastline trains at 0951, 1054, 1154,1249 & 1349 giving, for example, a two hour journey from Hartlepool to Leeds instead of the previous 50 minute wait for a connection.  There is no significant change in the opposite direction. 

The full timetable can be downloaded here  

One of Coastliners campaigns is for this sort of connection between Coastline & Transpennine services all day every day in both directions.